Police are hunting two men who set fire to the front door of a house in Crewe.
Officers say the pair had their faces covered during the incident in Wistaston Road around 12:30am this morning (3 July).
The occupant, a woman in her 20s, was not injured.
DS Steve Smith from Crewe CID said: “This was a deliberate act which could have had very serious consequences. Thankfully the occupant was able to escape unharmed.
"I would urge anyone with information to contact us so that we can find those responsible and bring them to justice."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 32 of 3 July 2017, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.